Nottingham Forest have today confirmed the departure of Roy Keane as the club’s assistant manager, according to their official website.

The ex-Reds midfielder arrived at the club shortly after Martin O’Neill’s appointment as manager back in January.

It is thought that Keane had a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave this summer and the decision comes after weeks of mulling over his next step.

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The Guardian reports that the 47-year-old is keen to continue his own managerial career and is now keen to pursue other opportunities.

A short statement on the club’s official website said: “Working with Martin over the last few years has been a magnificent experience, one of my greatest in football both as a player and a coach and one I want to personally thank him for.”

Following news of his decision to leave the City Ground, Forest supporters have taken to Twitter to offer their thoughts.

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The reactions are mixed. There is a general consensus that it’s not really an issue, whilst some feel that he needs replacing as soon as possible.

Here is a selection of what Forest fans were saying on Twitter following the news that Keane has left the club’s management team: